Who doesn't love a little luxury?
If you want to treat yourself, a beauty product is certainly easier on the wallet than a designer handbag. Many high fashion brands offer gorgeous makeup and fragrance items at accessible prices. The Lipstick Theory, coined by Leonard Lauder (of the Estee Lauder empire), states that during an economic crisis, women will opt for a new lipstick instead of higher priced clothing or accessories. While we may not be in an economic crisis right now, Lauder has a point.
I've always been a huge believer in the power of grooming. Spend a little time and money on your hair, skin, and makeup, and you can get away with wearing nearly anything. I choose beauty over fashion any day.
Kerastase Discipline Oleo Curl
Tame the frizz and create smooth, defined curls with this nourishing styling cream. Kerastase is a brand that evokes pure luxury, with its elegant metallic packaging and rich formulas.
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Lana Boutique Earrings
These opulent statement earrings remind me of priceless religious relics. Yellow gold screams luxe and features heavily in current fashion alongside its popular sister rose gold. Lana Boutique has an incredible selection of trend-based pieces at affordable prices - it's my go-to store for special occasions.
Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT Rollerball
An old favourite, I have recently revisited this flirtatious floral scent, and I'm still in love. Rollerballs are an excellent way to take your fragrance with you anywhere (even in the tiniest of evening clutches).
YSL Touche Eclat
Yves Saint Laurent is quite possibly the most elegant, chic fashion label of all time, so it's only natural their beauty offering is downright luxurious. From the packaging to the formulas, YSL beauty is divine. The Touch Eclat concealer is lightweight in its coverage, so I prefer to use mine as a highlighter.
M.A.C Sweet Venom Lipstick
I adore the sleek black tubes that house M.A.C's enormous range of lipstick shades. This bright pink tone is surprisingly wearable, and the perfect statement colour for day or night (I wore it recently here).
Culet Jewellery Rose Gold & Diamond Band
A piece of custom made jewellery is the ultimate luxury. I had this stunning piece made for my thirtieth birthday, and I will treasure it for life. Culet craft exquisite pieces, and specialise in engagement and wedding jewellery.